Liz is a wonderful guide. We had a great time. It is worth introducing friends to attend. Hope she makes more tours about Auckland.
Expect a local greeting in Maori from your top local guide, a friendly Aucklander. Your 2.5 hour morning tour sets off from downtown’s historic Queen Street. Along with your small group, you’ll leave the bustle behind and wander into laneways bursting with local art, boutiques and cafes.
A stroll through an outdoor plaza reveals a shopping oasis of Kiwi high fashion. A narrow alley where the sailors and traders once came ashore brims with shady stories. As you walk you'll hear the Māori and colonial history of Auckland and discover its volcanic beginnings. You'll pause for a refreshment break at a heritage art-deco hotel in a light-filled courtyard.
Emerging from the old town you'll wander by the gateway of a past Maori fortress into a serene city park. With views of Sky tower, you’ll learn about the World War Two secrets right under your feet. Pause and admire the award-winning Auckland Art Gallery, before hopping on the locals’ bus with your guide. For a short ride uptown to a vibrant artistic neighbourhood and one of the city's last grand arcades.
A stroll through a valley bursting with birdsong is an unexpected delight in the heart of the city. Walking through the theatre district you may discover an actor rehearsing their lines outdoors. Every day in Auckland is a theatre of the street.
Your tour ends on upper Queen Street next to the Auckland Town Hall. Here your guide will bid you farewell or “Haere Ra” and offer advice on what to do next.
Discover Auckland's downtown lanes and uptown vibes on this small-group walking tour. Your top-rated local guide will reveal the city's legends both Māori and European, must-see sights and popular eateries. All with a cheeky sense of Kiwi fun. You'll enjoy a refreshment break at a classy heritage hotel before taking a short ride uptown on the locals' bus. Here you'll explore a vibrant artistic neighbourhood and a grand old arcade before wandering through a serene park back to town. Experience the wonders of Auckland in a morning!
The minimum booking is 2 people. This tour is limited to 8 people guaranteeing a more personal Kiwi encounter.